Bettine Dress

Tilly and the Buttons

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Buy the Bettine Dress sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Bettine is an easy-peasy, throw-it-over-your-head dress. It has a blousy bodice with a scoop neckline, kimono sleeves which hang softly around the underarm, turn-up cuffs, elasticated waistline to cinch you in, and flattering tulip skirt. The plain skirt version is a perfect project for beginners, as it’s simple to sew, with no fiddly darts, fastenings or set-in sleeves – yay! More experienced? Try the pocket skirt version and optional cuff tabs for a speedy, satisfying project.

Comfortable and gorgeous, this is a dress you’ll want to wear every day. Throw it on with sandals for summer picnics; dress it up with a necklace for the office or evenings out; or layer it over long sleeves and woolly tights in the colder months.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Bettine includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Suggested fabrics: Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), cotton voile, lawn or chambray. If you’re a confident stitcher, try a delicate crêpe or georgette.

Fabric requirements: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2 m (2 1/4 yards) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 3 m (3 1/4 yards)

Sizing: 1 – 8 (UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Matching thread; your waist measurement in 9-12 mm (1/2″) wide elastic; 0.3 m (1/2 yard) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric); optional: 2 x 1.5-2 cm (5/8″-3/4″) buttons for cuff tabs; medium-large safety pin.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information

Fabric

Chiffon / Georgette, Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format

PAPER